An Institute of the Law of Scotland (reprint of 1st Edition)
John Erskine’s An Institute of the Law of Scotland is a foundational text of Scottish private law which, even today, continues to be read and cited in court.
A late work, it was completed in the final months of Erskine’s life and was seen through the press by his son, David. In the century following its publication, in 1773, there were to be seven further editions, each one longer than its predecessor, as successive editors struggled to keep the text up to date. But it is only in the first edition, reprinted here, that can be found an unadorned statement of the law as Erskine believed it to be at the time when he completed the work. Between the present covers, therefore, lies what may be regarded as the authoritative version of Erskine’s text.
Also included in this reprint is Peter Halkerston’s rare and valuable Translation and Explanation of the Principal Technical Terms and Phrases used in Mr Erskine’s Institute of the Law of Scotland, published in 1829, which offers an account of all of the Latin terms used by Erskine.
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